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Lists of the testing sites for the oral certification exam

Interpreters for the Spanish, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean languages who have already passed the written portion of the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters’ test may schedule their oral exam. Please continue to see the list of cities, and these cities are updated continuously.

If you have passed the written exam and interpret for a language other than the five languages listed above, you will be put in a database and informed when the oral exam in your language is available.

Instructions on how to schedule - you must schedule ONLY through the National Board staff. Complete scheduling instructions are after the list below.
Locations for the testing sites:

Akron, Ohio
Anchorage, Alaska
Atlanta, Georgia
Birmingham, Alabama
Boston, Massachusetts
Charlotte, North Carolina
Chillicothe, Ohio
Clearwater, Florida (Tampa Bay)
Denver, Colorado
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Honolulu, Hawaii
Houston, Texas
Indianapolis, Indiana
Lamar, Colorado
Los Angeles, California
Lubbock, Texas
Mankato, Minnesota
Memphis, Tennessee
Millbrae, California (near San Francisco)
Nashville, Tennessee
Omaha, Nebraska
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phoenix, Arizona
Portland, Oregon
Roanoke, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Rochester, New York
Savannah, Georgia
Springfield, Massachusetts
St. Louis, Missouri
Syracuse, New York
Tempe, Arizona
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
Tukwila, Washington (near Seattle)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Woonsocket, Rhode Island (near Providence)

TO SCHEDULE: If you have passed the written exam and wish to schedule the oral exam, send us by email your intent to test at one of these sites above with your name, language and complete contact information to staff [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org  DO NOT CALL - email the staff at the National Board only for scheduling at both the IQT and the National Board sites.

Please note: A few locations have been set aside for onsite testing of staff interpreters. These locations may not be on the above lists. Please email to inform the National Board that you intend to take the oral exam in your health care facility.

As additional testing sites become available in the future, they will be added here on the web site.
The sites on this page are for the oral certification exam. You must have passed the written exam to schedule the oral exam.  The written exam continues to be available in hundreds of cities around the country and are on demand. For a complete list of locations for the written exam, click here.
You have six months after the date you pass the written exam to schedule the oral exam by contacting the National Board. If for some reason (such as illness or death in the family) you need an extension, you must contact staff [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org after the six months have expired.
Any questions about your exams should be directed to the National Board at staff [at] certifiedmedicalinterpreters [dot] org